Orthodontics affected by Zoom meetings

Adult braces are more in demand as a result of the increase in Zoom meetings. During the pandemic, many businesses replaced in-person meetings with Zoom. Anyone who has done Zoom meetings can tell you, they see themselves much more than in real life. As a result, more and more people began considering how others see them. Adults looked at their smiles and noticed gaps, crooked teeth, overbites and underbites. Being forced to see your image on camera increased the desire to improve your appearance.

Adults Seeking Orthodontic Treatment

According to health.usnews.com, adults have the same issues children do with misaligned teeth, gaps and crooked teeth. They can have TMJ problems or difficulty chewing. Plus, it is never too late for orthodontic treatment. In fact, a recent survey done by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) showed more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment than adolescents.

Furthermore, because adults’ bones have stopped growing and are more stable, treatment may take longer, but orthodontics is still doable.

Advantages of Today’s Braces

The good news is that braces have changed since many adults were growing up. Metal braces are not the only option. Other types of braces exist today, such as:

  • Ceramic braces use tooth-colored or clear brackets. They’re less noticeable than metal braces.
  • Lingual braces go on the back instead of the front of the teeth. Therefore, the braces are invisible to anyone looking at you.
  • Invisible aligners are other options. They are a clear plastic-like material. The patient can take them out for eating and doing dental hygiene.

Unhappy with your smile? We’ll help you find the best solution.

Schedule your dental visit

We’re always glad to discuss your questions and concerns about dental care. To make an appointment, call Hutto Hippo Family Dental at (512) 806-7740.